How does Sloth work?
Sloth currently utilises Cloudflare Workers, along with Cloudflare’s expansive network of global data centres, which provide a new solution to both a number of common and complex problems faced by digital marketers and SEOs.
⚠️ Service Update ⚠️
- February 19th 2020 - The previous issue affected the backend CMS has been resolved. Sloth is back to full functionality.
What is Sloth?
The idea for Sloth was born out of the needs of two enterprise clients, both with platform and development restrictions – preventing them from achieving what they were trying to do.
Our research behind using Cloudflare Workers to implement technical SEO fixes on the edge won the inaugural TechSEO Boost Call for Research competition, backed by Moz. Our research also formed the basis of our talk at the conference, which formally introduced the concept of Edge SEO to the world in November 2018.
One question we've been asked during our testing phases is where is our pricing page, simple answer - we don't have one. All features of Sloth are free, and registration, are free.
What can I do with Sloth?
The active version of Sloth is v1.4, through the current user interface you can generate self-sufficient worker bundles to:
- Implement 301 and 302 redirects
- Implement Hreflang into the HTML head
- AB testing
- Modifying/overriding your robots.txt file
- Implement security headers
- Collect "log files" through the server request, ideal for Salesforce CommerceCloud websites, or those where you don't have stored logs.
Feature Requests & Project Scope - Updated February 2020
We are currently working on expanding Sloth's code generation capabilities. with Akamai, to include the soon to be released Akamai Edge Workers.
Please keep an eye out for future product information, functionality for BETA is expected by Summer 2020.
The below features are currently in scoping phase?
- Akamai EdgeWorker support
- Fastly Edge support
If you have a feature request, please complete our contact form.
How to use the Sloth Edge SEO Tool
In order to use Sloth, you will need a Cloudflare account. Depending on your requirements, they range from free, to custom enterprise plans.
Once you’ve registered with Cloudflare, you will need to change your website’s nameservers to Cloudflare’s. .
While using Sloth, you have two methods of deploying your Sloth code to your Cloudflare edge server, you simply copy over the worker bundle to your Cloudflare dashboard.
For more information on Cloudflare workers, please click here.
Custom Edge SEO Services
Whilst the Sloth tool (and it's features) are free to use, we are often approached for custom edge SEO integrations to solve very specific problems - which aren't a part of the free tool.
Please complete the contact form to get in touch and discuss your requirements.